Phare-Tacis LIEN Programme (LIEN)

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as an initiative of European Community within the framework of Phare Programme and Tacis Programme. LIEN stands for Link Inter-European NGOs. Managed by European Volunteer Centre (CEV) (which acts as technical assistance office) and East European Partnership (EEP). Merged with Programme Phare de Partenariat to form ACCESS.


Support the development of social sector NGOs in Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC), the Baltic States, the New Independent States (NIS) and Mongolia and promote their activities in support of deprived communities.

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Phare LIEN Programme, within the wider framework of the Phare Programme, aims to stimulate citizens' initiative and strengthen the capacity of nongovernmental and non-profit organizations working in the social sector in favour of disadvantaged groups of the population in Phare countries. It co-finances projects and micro-projects that address both the organizational capacity of small, local NGOs and the quality of life of the target group. It requires the setting-up and running of an international partnership between at least 2 NGOs from at least 2 different Phare countries or from at least one Phare country and at least one EU member state, within a balanced sharing of rights and duties. Tacis LIEN Programme, within the wider framework of the Tacis Programme, works in a similar way in the New Independent States (NIS) and in Mongolia. Supports Accession Partnership (AP) as part of the reinforced pre-accession strategy for applicant nations.


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
    • Communities
  • Social Activity
    • Nongovernmental
  • Societal Problems
    • Deprivation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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